How I landed a book deal

When I was in fourth grade, I wrote my first book.

Well, technically I rewrote the story of Anne of Green Gables, a quirky girl who ends up in a small town with rather pessimistic people. Through chronic optimism and joyful demeanor she manages to turn this town’s perspective around.

My book had two copies, one for my teacher, one for my parents. After that, my writing was buried in years of journalistic experiments, traveling the world, growing up.

About four years ago, I wrote my first post for Five Minute Friday.

I was so nervous about the words I had strung together in such a short amount of time and now had to share with the world.

But I had nothing to fear because they ended up with a great community of fellow writers.

My initial wobbly steps were welcomed with encouraging feedback, my first feeble attempts with uplifting comments.

Writing once a week has changed how I view the world and sharpened my perspective.

I’m very honored to be featured on Kate Motaung’s blog today to share more about my book and what the Five Minute Friday community has to do with it. Read more here.

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

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